Diseases Treated  

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. A bone marrow transplant involves taking cells that are normally found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the patient they were taken from or to another person. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a person after his or her own unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.

There are risks involved with BMT, some of which are life threatening. You’ll be able to weigh the risks and benefits in a thorough discussion with the bone marrow transplant team prior to your child’s procedure.

Each child experiences diseases differently and a bone marrow transplant may not be appropriate for everyone. Some of the diseases that have been treated with bone marrow transplant include:

Malignant Diseases:

  • Acute and Chronic Leukemias
  • Lymphoma
  • Cancer of the Kidneys
  • Various Solid Tumors

Non-Malignant Diseases:

Disorders of the Red Blood Cells

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia

Metabolic Syndromes

  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Hurler Syndrome

Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

  • Severe Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia

Primary Immune Deficiencies

  • Chronic Granulomatosis Disease
  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Disease
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

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